To go nude, or not?

I have a few people lined up to work with over the next month, all people I’ve aproached for a variety of different reasons; Their smile, their physique, their personality. The different ideas for each shoot keep things interesting, and also give me a chance to expand my boundaries that I setup for myself over time. One of the boundaries that I overcame a while back was brought up by one of my upcoming models, and the timing of an article I came across worked out perfect to explore the idea. This fellow is one I hit up for all three reasons I mentioned earlier, and during the discussion of my services, the idea of Nudes came up. He has reservations about being comfortable enough to go that far, and I’ve let him know it’s never a requirement for anyone I work with. The conversation worked well with this article from the writers of BeautifulMag.eu (not work safe):

THERE IS A THIN LINE BETWEEN MODELLING AND NUDE MODELLING AND EVERYONE WHO HAS EVER STOOD BEFORE OR BEHIND A CAMERA HAS WALKED IT. BOTH PHOTOGRAPHER AND MODEL, THEY HAVE LIVED THROUGH THAT MOMENT THAT THE OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED ITSELF AND A DECISION NEEDED TO BE MADE. (Read full article in new window)

It’s an interesting read for anyone who has ever wanted to photograph, or be photographed nude.. or even if you’ve fully written it off.